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14 days / 13 nights

Included in the tour:

13 nights accommodations .
Sightseeing: mentioned below in the programme.
Admissions to:
mentioned below in the programme.
Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach throughout.
Multilingual escort throughout tour .

Note:
in Israel , tours of holy sites require modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts for men or women ), head covering passports required for entrance into the Knesset, Which might be closed without prior notice.
on Fridays there is no entrance to the temple mount, or passing through Jericho.
on Saturday or Jewish holidays no entrance to Rachel's tomb.

CAIRO

Day 1

Arrival Cairo Airport, meeting and assistance you through customs.
Board your motorcoach to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the streets, shops and to enjoy Cairo area.
Overnight: The Hotel

CAIRO

Day 2

Morning departure to Giza, visiting one of the seven wonders of the world "The Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycehnus".
Not far from the Pyramids, you explore and phdtograph "The Great Sphinx of Giza", that large statue which is the one of most famous monuments in the whole world. Then visit the capital of Upper and Lower Egypt some 5000 years ago, "Memphis".
We continue to visit the first pyramid has been built in ancient Egypt, "Sakkara". Through this historic route you visit the factories of hand-made carpets and papyrus and parfumes institutes.
Overnight: The Hotel.

CAIRO / ALEXANDRIA / CAIRO

Day 3

This morning, we board our coach north westward to Alexandria, "The Pearl of the Mediterranean", we begin our tour by visiting the Graeco- Roman Museum, where is around 40,000 in valuable relics. Near the Port, we visit "The Catacombs", which consist of three tiers hewn out of the rock at a depth of 100 ft.
A brief visit of "Pompey's Pillar" a huge granite pillar dating back to 297 A.D. You have an overlooking of the most exquisite beach on the eastern tip of Alexandria , surrounded by an extremely large garden, unique in its harmonious combinations of flowers with wood. This is El- Montaza Park, the summer residence of the ex- royal family. Evening, departure back to Cairo.
Overnight: The Hotel.

CAIRO / ASWAN

Day 4

Starting our tour by visiting the Egyptian Museum, which offers visitors a chance to aquaint themselves with Egypt's ancient history over a period of 50 centuries. Afterward ,we begin a sightseeing tour of Old Cairo, visiting the Citadel, its construc-
tion was initiated in 1776, and visit the Alabaster Mosque.
Facing the Citadel is the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, perhaps the most majestic monument of Arab architecture in Egypt.
The tour also includes a visit to Khan el Khalili, a famous Cairo bazzar, dating back to the late 14th century.
Evening, board your motorcoach and settle back and enjoy the scenery of our trip southward to Aswan.
Overnight: The Coach.

ASWAN

Day 5

Morning our coach arrives Aswan, then transfer to the hotel.
Afternoon , we take an exciting swamp tour by a boat (Felucca) to visit the Agha Khan Mausoleum, situated by the top of a hill that commands a magnificent view of the Aswan area, visit also the
Botanic Garden.
Overnight: The Hotel.

ASWAN / ABU SIMBEL / ASWAN

Day 6

Morning, departure by bus southwards Temples of Abu Simbel, the most spectacular and one of the best preserved of all the temples of Egyptian antiquity. Afternoon back to Aswan.
Overnight: The Hotel

ASWAN / LUXOR

Day 7

Morning, a sightseeing tour of the High Dam, the Old Dam and the Philae Island . Depart northward to Luxor "The One Hundred Gated City ", then to the hotel.
We tour by bus the East Bank, visiting the Temple of Luxor which built by the two Pharaohs: Amenhotep III and Ramses II, visiting Karnak Temples, the greatest place of worship in history.
Overnight: The Hotel.

LUXOR / HURGHADA

DAy 8

Morning, you begin your historic tour in the West Bank , visit the Colossi of Memnon, then to the Valley of the Kings and Deir EL Bahari Temple. Board motorcoach eastward, passing by the majestic mountains of the Eastern Desert, then via the intriguing. coastal route along the Red Sea on a scenic drive to Hurghada, arrive the hotel.
Overinght: The Hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
       
 

HURGHADA/ RAFAH BORDER

Day 9

Morning at leisure. Evening, departure by bus northwards along the Red Sea coast, crossing the Suez Canal to the north of Sinai Peninsula, where palm-shaded sandy beaches stretch along the Mediterranean shore, eastwards Rafah Border.
Overnight: The Coach.

RAFAH BORDER / ISRAEL (JERUSALEM & BET-LEHEM)

Day 10

Morning crossing Rafah Border to Israel, passing by Gaza, Ashdod, then eastwards Jerusalem. Enter the Old City for a walking tour, which includes the recently restored Jewish Quarter, visit the "Cardo" and the Western Wall, the only remnat left of the outer wall of the Second Temple. Proceed to the Temple Mount, visit the Dome of the Rock and El Aksa Mosque. Walk the 14 Stations of the way of the Cross ( Via Dolorosa), through the Moslem and the Christian Quarters, to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Enjoy a magnificent view of the Old City from the Mount of Olives. Visit King David's Tomb, the Dormition Abbey and the Room of the Last Supper on Mount Zion . Then Proceed to Betlehem, visit the Church of the Nativity, tour the site marking the birthplace of Jesus. Visit Rachel's Tomb on the way back to Jerusalem.
Overnight: The Hotel.

JERUSALEM / MASSADA / EIN GEDI / JERICHO / JERUSALEM

Day 11

Morning, drive via Judean Desert eastwards the Dead Sea, about 400 meters below sea level (lowest spot on Earth ). Visit Massada, remains of the fortress built by Herod the Great, and last strong - hold of the Zealots. Take a chance for a unique bathing experience in the Dead Sea. Continue through the desert oasis of Ein Gedi, then via Jericho, the lowest and oldest city in the world, back to Jerusalem.
Overnight: The Hotel.

JERUSALEM / RAFAH BORDER / ISMAILIA / CAIRO

Day 12

Morning check out and drive in a visit to Jerusalem ( the New City). Visit the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset, passing the President's Monsion. On to the Bible Lands Museum, which houses fascinating collections depicting the cultures and civilizations of the ancient lands of the Bible . Continue for a visit of" Yad Vashem", memorial to the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Then drive back to Rafah Border, cross it to Sinai Peninsula, then arrive Ismailia which is located on lake Timsah along the coast of the Suez Canal, it is undourbtedly the place to be in. Pass the Eastern Desert to arrive Cairo, where you check in your hotel.
Overnight: The Hotel.

CAIRO

Day 13

The full day to enjoy Cairo , the facilities and the great outdoors.
Overnight: The Hotel.

CAIRO

Day 14

 

 

 

 

 

 
       
 

Check out of the hotel, board your motorcoach, to airport for final departure and ending the tour.
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Miles
Kilometres
Airport - Cairo Centre
14
22
Cairo Centre - Pyramids of Giza
6
10
Cairo Centre - Memphis & Sakkara
15
24
Cairo - Alexandria
134
217
Cairo-Aswan
572
926
Aswan - Abu Simbel
190
309
Aswan - Luxor
153
247
Luxor - Hurghada
173
281
Hurghada - Rafah
444
719
Rafah - Jerusalem
173
280
Rafah - Ismailia
142
230
Ismailia - Cairo
83
135

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